Weighty Choices: A look at 5 smart scales

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By Colleen McTiernan and Nicole Irving | Photos Courtesy of Manufacturer

Whether you are looking to shed some pounds, up your muscle mass, or just stay on your current path, smart scales are a great way to keep you in line with your health goals. With weight, body fat and heart rate tracking among other features, smart scales take the work out of staying fit.

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Fitbit Aria 2

$129.95, Fitbit.com

This Wi-Fi smart scale tracks weight, body fat, body mass index and lean mass, and wirelessly syncs that information to your smartphone. The sleek scale also charts trends over time, letting you see just how well you are meeting your goals.


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QardioBase 2

$149.99, Getqardio.com

Measuring weight, BMI, body fat and bone, muscle and water composition, the QardioBase is designed to give accurate results no matter what surface it sits upon. This scale also has a pregnancy mode that allows expecting mothers to track their weekly progress.


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Nokia Body Cardio

$179.95, Health.nokia.com

Going beyond weight and body composition measurements, the Body Cardio also assesses cardiovascular health by measuring heart rate. This thin scale also features a pregnancy tracker that provides expecting mothers with personalized weight tracking and advice, as well as a baby mode to help parents more easily track their child’s growth.


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EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale

$79.97, Eatsmartproducts.com

Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis technology allows this scale to easily measure weight, body fat, body water, muscle mass and bone mass. Designed with auto recognition software, all you need to do is step on the scale for it determine which of the up to eight stored personal profiles belongs to you.

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Garmin Index Smart Scale

$129.99, Buy.garmin.com

Recognizing up to 16 different users, this smart scale allows users to directly upload their body composition metrics to their own Garmin Connect accounts. This Wi-Fi connected scale measures weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle mass and bone mass.